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Old 01-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Rear diff

Blew out the gears in my rear dif today. How do i find out what rear end i have?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Look at the diff cover. If its more round on the sides, its a d35. If the sides are more squared off, its a d44

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Old 01-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Ya i just found it 35 with 3.07 gears
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info now i just gotta get a new dif or gear set.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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Anyone know how much of a pain it is to change out the dif? Im a chevy guy and always take in the 14 bolt the shims are to agrivating
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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Ya. Its pretty technical. I did it before and is a pain. I take mine to a shop now.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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Thats what i figured does it have all the shims to center the diff with the pinion.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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Ya. Pita. Shims to center and to get pinion gear lash set right. Hafta press bearings and all that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #9
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Ya that doesnt sound fun
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #10
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Sounds like i may just swap out the whole axle housing and all woth one from the junk yard
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Build an 8.8
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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Thats probably whats going to happen since they are more common
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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Ok so i just rebuilt both axles and it wasnt that hard, the rear was easier than the front ! I should have used a case spreader but couldnt find one. Its all is good tho, back lash is good and teeth marks are good on both axles!

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